Brentford fan arrested for alleged racial abuse of Derby midfielder Duane Holmes


Brentford fan arrested for alleged racial abuse of Derby midfielder Duane Holmes

Brentford have confirmed a fan was arrested for the alleged racial abuse of Derby player Duane Holmes during the 3-3 draw at Griffin Park.

Rams boss Frank Lampard said the 24-year-old midfielder reported the incident after Brentford equalised in the 83rd minute.

Holmes reported the alleged abuse to his manager

The Bees released a statement condemning ‘discrimination of any kind’ and will ‘continue to liaise with police’, who are now investigating.

The club said: “The man in question has been accused of committing a racially-aggravated public order offence in the later stages of today’s game.

“He was identified at the time, removed from the ground and subsequently arrested.